Me and my Silhouette Cameo

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My parents are AWESOME. They got this baby for me for my birthday. I am SO EXCITED about all the things I’ve done with it and the things I’ve yet to try or dream up.

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For anyone who doesn’t know about the Silhouette – it’s basically a printer with a multi-directional blade instead of an ink cartridge. It cuts paper and cardstock and vinyl and even fabric (with the right attachments)! 

So the first thing I did was thank them for the gift. Using… the gift.

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Then I made a Valentine’s Day card using this free downloadable cut file from Under A Cherry Tree. I have learned so much about how to do things in the Sil software just from studying other people’s cut files. Extremely grateful to those who put their files out there for free!

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Then I decided to get really adventurous and try some vinyl! Learn from my mistakes. DO NOT TRY THIS WITHOUT TRANSFER PAPER. This was a ridiculous mess, but I’m happy with how it ultimately turned out! A friend gave me a transfer paper tip that I’ve used since and I’ll share the next time I talk about vinyl. It will be soon, I promise!

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Pretty cute, right?

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6 thoughts on “Me and my Silhouette Cameo

    • Oh wow!!! That’s so much! My boyfriend’s mom got my 30 12×12 sheets in a huge rainbow of colors for my birthday. I’m constantly looking for things to put vinyl on!

      As my friend Traci put it, “Nothing is safe from vinyl!”

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